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§ 37.001. Student code of conduct.

(a) The board of trustees of an independent school district shall, with the advice of its district-level committee established under Subchapter F, Chapter 11, adopt a student code of conduct for the district. The student code of conduct must be posted and prominently displayed at each school campus or made available for review at the office of the campus principal [...]

(d) Each school year, a school district shall provide parents notice of and information regarding the student code of conduct […]

§ 37.018. Information for educators.

Each school district shall provide each teacher and administrator with a copy of this subchapter and with a copy of the local policy relating to this subchapter.

§ 37.0832. Bullying prevention policies and procedures.

(d) The policy and any necessary procedures adopted under Subsection (c) must be included:

(1) Annually, in the student and employee school district handbooks; and

(2) In the district improvement plan under Section 11.252.

(e) The procedure for reporting bullying established under Subsection (c) must be posted on the district's Internet website to the extent practicable.

§ 37.110. Information regarding gang-free zones.

The superintendent of each public school district and the administrator of each private elementary or secondary school located in the public school district shall ensure that the student handbook for each campus in the public school district includes information on gang-free zones and the consequences of engaging in organized criminal activity within those zones.

§ 161.325. Mental health promotion and intervention, substance abuse prevention and intervention, and suicide prevention.

(f) The practices and procedures developed under Subsection (d) must be included in:

(1) The annual student handbook; and

(2) The district improvement plan under Section 11.252, Education Code.


19 TAC § 129.21. Requirements for student attendance accounting for state funding purposes.

(a) All public schools in Texas must maintain records to reflect the average daily attendance (ADA) for the allocation of Foundation School Program (FSP) funds and other funds allocated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Superintendents, principals, and teachers are responsible to their school boards and to the state to maintain accurate, current attendance records.

(l) Before a district or charter school may count a student in attendance under this section or in attendance when the student was allowed to leave campus during any part of the school day, the local school board or governing body must adopt a policy, or delegate to the superintendent the authority to establish procedures, addressing parental consent for a student to leave campus, and the district or charter school must distribute the policy or procedures to staff and to all parents of students in the district or charter school.